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Kahn, Roger

Overview
Works: 87 works in 273 publications in 2 languages and 17,076 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographies  Miscellanea  Baseball stories  Quotations  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: GV875.B7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Kahn
The boys of summer by Roger Kahn( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ... narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, working for the Herald Tribune in the Jackie Robinson years ... and what's happened to everybody since."
Joe & Marilyn : a memory of love by Roger Kahn( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the public, it was a match made in heaven. In private, it was nine months of hell. This is the he riveting story of what went wrong with one of the world's most dazzling romances. His dark jealousy ... her need for love. His temper ... her affairs. His pride ... her ambition. A searing drama of powerfully clashing egos. A tense tragedy of taut emotions and driving passions. And, finally, a bittersweet monument to the devoted friendship that endured despite it all
A flame of pure fire : Jack Dempsey and the roaring '20s by Roger Kahn( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey, discussing how Dempsey embodied the spirit of America in the 1920s
Pete Rose : my story by Pete Rose( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Rose tells the story behind his expulsion from baseball
The era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the world by Roger Kahn( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Era starts with Jackie Robinson taking the field for the Dodgers, the first black man ever to play major league baseball. Joe DiMaggio is brooding after an off season. The Giants languish under the bland leadership of genial Mel Ott. The decade that follows witnesses some of the most extraordinary events in the history of sport: the brilliant success of Robinson, followed by the signing of Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe; the controversial retirement of the Yankee Clipper; the bursts to stardom of Yogi Berra, Bobby Thomson, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, and Willie Mays; Leo Durocher's move from Brooklyn to New York and his building of "my kind of team"; and the wizardly managing of the man Kahn calls Field Marshal Casey von Stengel. The Yankees play in nine out of eleven World Series. The great career of Branch Rickey rises, peaks, and winds down. A little-known collection lawyer named Walter O'Malley obtains control of the Brooklyn Dodgers
The head game : baseball seen from the pitcher's mound by Roger Kahn( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Boys of Summer gives an opinionated account of the evolution of baseball's central event-the psychological battle between a pitcher and a batter known as the "head game". Kahn investigates not only grips, speeds, and tactics, but also knowledge, maturity, and competitive fire. Illustrations throughout. An opinionated account of the evolution of baseball's central event, by baseball's most celebrated chronicler. Beyond the techniques and training, baseball is essentially a pitcher and a batter and the psychological battle between them-the head game. Here for the first time is the story of that battle and the people who changed the course of baseball by throwing one. Roger Kahn investigates not only grips, speeds, and tactics, but also knowledge, maturity, and competitive fire. With the help of some of baseball's greatest pitchers and pitching minds-from Christy Mathewson, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, and Bruce Sutter to today's reigning pitching coach, Leo Mazzone-as well as his own deep knowledge of the game, Roger Kahn speaks with authority, and with the authorities, bringing new light to baseball's most pivotal contest. His acute sense of how people make history makes The Head Game a delightful and enlightening tour of baseball through the pitcher's eyes
October men : Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' miraculous finish in 1978 by Roger Kahn( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts one of the great summers of baseball history, 1978--the year the Yankees won the World Series after a tumultuous season
The battle for Morningside Heights; why students rebel by Roger Kahn( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A season in the sun by Roger Kahn( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For one full baseball season in 1976, Roger Kahn returned to his favorite sport to see how it was doing, talk to some of its practitioners and veterans, and try to find out whether it still the same old magic. His search led him from small college teams in rural Arkansas, whose every member hopes to make the Majors, to Houston for a look at the financial disaster of the Astros and the Astrodome, and to Los Angeles to explore the modern miracle of Walter O'Malley's Dodgers. It brought him interviews with old friends like restaurateur Stan Musial, boat salesman Early Wynn, and the courageous baseball maverick Bill Veeck, now owner of the Chicago White Sox. He was able to observe a superb New England Class A team that plays to empty stands because of TV, and the phenomenon of baseball enthusiasm on Roberto Clemente's Caribbean island. Finally, it gave him the chance to get to know the incomparable Johnny Bench and to spend part of the 1976 Yankees-Reds World Series in the company of the Series' most valuable player. A SEASON IN THE SUN is more than a book about baseball. Like Roger Kahn's classic THE BOYS OF SUMMER, it is a warm and affectionate evocation of small-town and big-town America
The passionate people; what it means to be a Jew in America by Roger Kahn( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rickey & Robinson : the true, untold story of the integration of baseball by Roger Kahn( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when sportswriters were still known to "protect" players and baseball executives. That starts first and foremost with an in-depth examination of the two men chiefly responsible for making integration happen: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. Considering Robinson's exalted place in American culture (as evidenced by the remarkable success of the recent biopic), the book's eye-opening revelations are sure to generate controversy as well as conversation. No other sportswriter working today carries Kahn's authority when writing about this period in baseball history, and the publication of this book, Kahn's last, is a true literary event. In Rickey & Robinson, Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history"--
How the weather was by Roger Kahn( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frost, Claudio Arrau, John Lardner, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Leo Durocher, Bobby Thomson, Al Rosen, Jascha Heifetz, and other heroic figures in their years of glory, in their times of trial. This is a book about people to be remembered, and what it was like in America at a very special time. Praise for Roger Kahn: "As a kid, I loved sports first and writing second, and loved everything Roger Kahn wrote. As an adult, I love writing first and sports second, and love Roger Kahn even more
The seventh game by Roger Kahn( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh game of the World Series is about to be played, and more than the world championship is at stake. A man's destiny is on the line. Johnny Longboat, one of baseball's greatest pitchers, is taking the mound for the New York Mohawks in what may be his final game. With millions of eyes upon him, only he is aware of the conflicts tormenting him. At forty-one, Johnny is a man trying to make sense of his past while fearing what the future could bring when his playing career ends. As the deciding seventh game of a bitterly fought World Series suspensefully moves, inning by inning, toward its dramatic climax, and before the seventh game is over, Johnny Longboat is ready to make some hard choices. He's ready to find out just how much strength is left in his arm - and in his soul
Beyond the boys of summer : the very best of Roger Kahn by Roger Kahn( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning half a century, this first comprehensive anthology presents a showcase of 50 years worth of Kahn's celebrated work to a new generation of sports fans--from a 1955 article on the incomparable Jackie Robinson to excerpts from his recent bestselling book on the controversial '78 Yankees
The world of John Lardner by John Lardner( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles which previously appeared in various magazines, together with previously unpublished selections from an unfinished book
Games we used to play : a lover's quarrel with the world of sport by Roger Kahn( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first collection of his sports pieces, best-selling author Roger Kahn offers colorful and often controversial firsthand portraits of many of the great sports figures of our time
But not to keep : a novel by Roger Kahn( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys of summer : the classic narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and what's happened to everybody since by Roger Kahn( Recording )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune
Joe & Marilyn : a memory of love by Roger Kahn( Recording )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the passionate relationship between Joe Di Maggio, American baseball hero, and Marilyn Monroe, American sex symbol
The little red book of baseball wisdom by Wayne Stewart( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist W.P. Kinsella wrote that baseball is?a game where little gems of wisdom or whimsy can be created in the dugout, the bullpen, or the press box during long, hot afternoons and evenings of baseball.? The Little Red Book of Baseball Wisdom unearths a treasury of quotes reflecting more than a century?s worth of history from our national pastime. Featuring contributions from Hank Aaron to Walt Whitman, Yogi Berra to John Updike
 
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The boys of summer
Alternative Names
Kahn, Roger

Roger Kahn Amerikaans journalist

راجر کان ژورنالیست آمریکایی

カーン, ロジャー

Languages
English (194)

Japanese (3)

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Joe & Marilyn : a memory of loveA flame of pure fire : Jack Dempsey and the roaring '20sThe era : 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers ruled the worldThe head game : baseball seen from the pitcher's moundOctober men : Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' miraculous finish in 1978A season in the sunBeyond the boys of summer : the very best of Roger KahnThe boys of summer : the classic narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and what's happened to everybody sinceJoe & Marilyn : a memory of love